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This group is designed for independent thinkers with a focus on reading books that challenge the standard narrative of culture, i.e. concepts that are generally accepted as true by the greater populous, but may not be entirely accurate. We focus on non-fiction, scholarly books that take a critical approach to cultural and technological issues. Every third book, we will switch to fiction that stimulates thinking outside the box. While this group is designated non-theist and affiliated with the local chapter of Fredericksburg Skeptics and the Fredericksburg Secular Humanists (groups under the umbrella of the Fredericksburg Coalition of Reason), we are not exclusive to non-theists in membership; come with a critical, inquisitive mind, and you are welcome!

Group size is unlimited, but each meetup will be limited limited to 15, with a waiting list should the need arise. We find that discussions are better limited to smaller groups to facilitate idea exchange. Thus far, we have never needed to enlist the waiting queue.

We meet in Meeting Room 4 at the England Run Branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library from 6:30-8 PM once a month, usually the last Tuesday or Thursday of the month. As proof that you are prepared to contribute, please bring at least three questions or comments about the reading.

Ground rules for discussions:

Limit how long you talk – make your point in under three minutes please.

Be respectful of other’s ideas – debate, don’t argue

Tangents happen, and while all ideas relating to the subject have the potential to be interesting, work to limit links away from the topic.

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